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Rhizoclonium ambiguum (J.D.Hooker & Harvey) Kützing 1849

Publication details
Rhizoclonium ambiguum (J.D.Hooker & Harvey) Kützing 1849: 387

Published in: Kützing, F.T. (1849). Species algarum. pp. [i]-vi, [1]-922. Lipsiae [Leipzig]: F.A. Brockhaus.
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Publication date: 23-24 July 1849

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Rhizoclonium is Rhizoclonium juergensii (Mertens) Kützing.

Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Basionym
Conferva ambigua J.D.Hooker & Harvey

Type information
Type locality: Christmas Harbor, Kerguelen (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 785). Type: K at BM sheet no. 638 (Ricker, 1987).

Origin of species name
Adjective A (Latin), doubtful, uncertain (Stearn 1973).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Conferva ambigua J.D.Hooker & Harvey 1845

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Cladophora novae-zelandiae J.Agardh
Lychaete novae-zelandiae J.Agardh 1878
Rama novae-zelandiae (J.Agardh) V.J.Chapman 1952

General environment
This is a marine species.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Rhizoclonium ambiguum (J.D.Hooker & Harvey) Kützing)
Atlantic Islands: Gough Island (Chamberlain 1965).

South America: Argentina (Boraso de Zaixso 2004, Boraso de Zaixso 2013), Chile (Santelices 1989, Ramírez & Santelices 1991), Temperate South America (Ramírez & Santelices 1991).

Africa: Kenya (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996, Bolton, Oyieke & Gwanda 2007), South Africa (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996).

Australia and New Zealand: New Zealand (Adams 1994, Broady & al. 2012).

Subantarctic Islands: Macquarie Island (Ricker 1987).

Antarctic and Antarctic islands: Antarctica/Subantarctic Islands (Papenfuss 1964).

(as Rama novae-zelandiae (J.Agardh) V.J.Chapman)
South America: Argentina (Boraso de Zaixso 2004, Boraso & Zaixso 2011, Boraso de Zaixso 2013), Chile (Ramírez & Santelices 1991, Hoffmann & Santelices 1997), Temperate South America (Ramírez & Santelices 1991).

Key references
Boraso de Zaixso, A.L. (2013). Elementos para el estudio de las macroalgas de Argentina. Con colaboración de J.M. Zaixso. pp. [1]-204. Comodoro Rivadavia: Universitaria de la Patagonia.

Chamberlain, Y.M. (1965). Marine algae of Gough Island. Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) Botany 3(5): 176-232, 80 figs; pls 16-19.

Papenfuss, G.F. (1964). Catalogue and bibliography of Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic benthic marine algae. In: Antarctic Research Series. Volume 1. Bibliography of the Antarctic Seas. (Lee, M.O. Eds), pp. 1-76. Washington D.C.: American Geophysical Union.

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